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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 957
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 was a mix of Cascade and Centennial hops
2012 was Simcoe hops only
2011 was Citra hops only

2,400 lbs of hops picked freshly in oregon and shipped to Minnesota immediately. We brewed this beer three days later. This is a hop forward beer, dry with subdued malt flavors.
STYLE: West Coast India Pale Ale
MALT: 2-Row, Crystal Crystal
WET HOPS: Citra, Simcoe
BITTERING HOPS: Columbus
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 17º Plato
ABV: 7.5% v/v
COLOR: 6 ºSRM
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009)
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Photo of Reagan1984
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a bright white head that's about a finger thick. Some light creamy structure to this before it finally collapses. The beer is a bright gold color with excellent clarity.. Lone bubbles rise to the surface now and again. Slight lacing.

Aroma is bright and fresh with a citrus focus. Pretty floral. A slight green or vegetal aroma as well, but I don't mean this as a negative. Very fresh. Also a light cracker/doughy sense to this.

Really nice beer. Just the way I like it. Fresh, bold but well balanced. And I admit my sense of balance includes a great deal of hop presence. The malt tones just below the surface are very nice and work perfectly with the big hop flavors. Certainly grapefruit peel here and a wonderful fresh flavor. There is a tiny sense of alcohol near the finish, but no here near "hot" The green from the aroma comes across as a bit grassy and this works nicely with the cracker tones from the malt.

Light in body, but larger in the mouth from the fresh hops.

Wonderfully drinkable and a great beer. Drink it fresh and while it's available. I need to get more next year.

Reagan1984, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of BeerThursdays
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 15 Days ago. (10/11/10) Poured into Bells Tulip.

A - Pours deep amber color with two finger thick white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Looks like a perfect IPA. Decent Lacing after the head fades a bit.

S - Floral, fruity hops. Obviously fresh. Some Pine and herbs, and some malt as well. Mostly just super fresh Hops.

T - Very Hop forward with sweetness. Some earthy flavors, pine, grass. Has a crisp bitter finish.

M - A little heavy on the carbonation. Not too heavy, but still all of that sticky hop flavor that usually feels like you could chew on it.

D - Ohhhh Surly, why do you have to be so far away? This could get a drinkability of 10 (out of 5) if I could get the stuff. No alcohol flavors at all, great hoppy beer, and 4 bucks a pint isn't really all that bad.

BeerThursdays, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of klikger
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can served in a Duvel tulip

A - Light amber ale with a massive white head and great lacing

S - Fresh, floral, fruity hops and a substantial amount of honey

T - Citrus and floral hops hit right away and are quickly joined by some earthy, grassy notes and subtle spiciness. The bitterness continues and is complemented by a sweet malt backbone halfway through. The finish is fruity, piny bitter bliss, partially toned down by honey, but strong enough to linger for minutes after tasting.

M - Very nicely carbonated, medium-bodied.

D - I would session this.

Never thought I'd say this, but I like this beer in a can quite a bit more than on-tap. The bitterness is far more pronounced for me in the canned Wet, as I felt the honey and other sweet malty elements dominated the on-tap version (which I had several times over the weekend). Fantastic beer here.

klikger, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of homebrew311
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew last year on draft, while it was good, it didn't wow me. While I managed to make it home from Darkness Day with a can dated 10/11/10 (today is the 25th) with much thanks to millah. This time around, the beer seems to be a whole different animal (perhaps due to freshness) so I thought it would be fitting to review this canned version.

A: Deep clear gold, foamy 2 finger white head, fluffy, lots of lacing, good retention

S: the nose features an array of tropical fruits with mango and grapefruit standing out. Beneath the fruity hops is some grainy base malt aroma which is followed by a stiff bitterness in the form of pine. There seems to be a lot going on here and the hop profile is bursting with freshness.

T: bitter hops hit the palate first and are followed by the tropical fruit notes. Pine up front, followed by mango, a bit of bready grains, and a big bitter finish with a lot of pine a resinous character. The taste is a little more bitter than the nose suggests, but there certainly isn't any shortage of hop character here.

MF: high carbonation, medium body, long finish with lingering bitterness left on the palate

D: Surly surely knows how to get the most out of their hops. This beer doesn't live up to Furious or Abrasive, but that is only because those are my all time favorite IPAs.

homebrew311, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of nkersten
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip. Golden amber in color, white head fades to ring with excellent lacing. Smell is impressive for a wet hop - Lots of resin and pine, light malts, some tropical fruits buried under all the piney hops. Taste is very similar to smell, lots of pine tree hops and a light malt presence to provide a tiny bit of balance. Columbus hops stand out most in the flavor, where the citra is more noticeable in the smell. Not terribly bitter but very tasty hops. Mouthfeel is medium body and medium carbonation. I would prefer it to be a bit drier. Overall an excellent beer, I love the smell. One of my favorite wet hop beers. Wish this one was available in Chicago.

nkersten, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Orange/tan colored....white puffy head

S-Piney, grassy, herbal...fresh...

T-Not as much citrus as I'd expect from Simcoe and Citra but it does have some of that...also nice herbal, grassy hop flavors and a sublte but sweeter maltiness that really works well with the hop load...

M-Good dose of bitterness on the finish but not as abrasive as Brau Brothers or even TH's 2010 Wet Hop.

D-Very enjoyable wet hop IPA. I had high expectations for this and it meets it. Tough call between this and TH's this year. TH is slightly more vibrant but it is splitting hairs.

ZAP, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of stakem
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go cmurren25 for sharing this at the pumpkin murren event at Al's.

Pint sized can poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear golden orange color with a creamy white head. Spotty lace clings to the glass.

The aroma is fresh hops that have some floral and fruity character like pineapple blended with grassy notes, citrus and herbs. A sweetness somewhat mango-like resides inside the nose. The herbal aspect of the smell comes across somewhat minty with a touch of alcohol.

The taste of this brew is grassy and herbal with a fresh, lightly grainy sweet backing. It finishes herbal like mint with flavor before turning bitter and a bit oily. The alcohol and carbonation level provide a pleasant tingle in the back of the throat with an increasing amount of alcohol warmth. Medium to light in the body, this brew was very drinkable.

stakem, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of mikey711
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear caramel color with a quarter of an inch head that leaves very nice lacing.

S: Fresh lemon with hints of pine. also a fair amount of grassiness and floral hop aroma as well

T: Very earthy and grassy up front with a crisp caramel note in the finish. there is also a bit of lemon and pine in the finish as well

M: Really smooth with a good level of creaminess. there is only a touch of roughness but not bad at all.

D: I could drink this one all day without any problems at all. another winner from surly

mikey711, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of KeefD
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap last year, first time from a can. Pours a perfectly clear golden color, maybe some pale orange in the center, with a small white head that left some surprisingly decent lacing. Wonderful grapefruit and citrusy aroma. There's a little bit of peppery spiciness in the back that I typically don't like, but in these small amounts, it's almost herbal and lightly floral. Mmmm, nice bitterness in this beer. It's not overpowering, but works well the semi sweet malt, with notes of grapefruit, orange, pepper (light), and a sticky resinous finish. This is good stuff! Body is above medium and it's got a lingering dry finish. Very nice beer, but the bitterness overwhelms me after awhile. One or two at a time is ideal.

KeefD, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of Arenbeer
4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 10/11/10 and Consuming 10/22/10 So Fresh!!!

16oz can into a DFH Snifter

A- Pours a clear as day golden orange with a nice 1 finger white head that rests on top.

S- Stanky Dankin fresh earthy hops. Smells like I literally have fresh pulled greens in my glass. Grass, pine, and citrus. What else could a hop head ask for!!!!??!?!

T- Soooo smooth but the second that gulp goes down those insanely bitter hops rip the tongue apart leaving it numb and begging for more. Much like the smell it's just straight up intense IPA that should be doubled. Crazy pine and grass with a nice citrus background, sitting on top of some very pleasant and surrendering malts that really fill the brew out nicely. Couldn't really ask for much more, this beer has it.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation surprisingly even due to freshness. And of course the crazy bitter dry finish.

SkÅL!!!

Arenbeer, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Canned 10/11/10. Consumed 10/19/10. I like those numbers. Big shout out to Einweizenbitte for making this possible! Thanks again Todd.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance: Cracking the can unleashed a bouquet of wonderfully hoppy aromas. The pour was fantastic. Dumping Wet right down center of my goblet produced a gorgeous cascade of bubbles and at least two fingers worth of dense, eggshell-colored froth. A modest column of carbonation did its best to hold up the massive pile, but eventually it collapsed, dragging a thick web of lacing in its wake. The body looks like polished copper; bright and crystal clear. Head retained as a creamy cap for the entire session. Excellent!

Smell: Ocean-sprayed pine trees, tangerines, herbs, grapefruit, earth, and lemon zest. I can't help but think of fresh Sculpin right now - I'd love to try it next to fresh Wet. Pungent, complex, and delightfully hoppy.

Taste: Mango, grapefruit, pine, earth, and hop resin. Each sip starts off with several seconds worth of sweet, tangy, complexity; followed by a delicately adjusted bitter finish, dominated by earth and pine. This section was really hard to put into words. India Pale Ale bliss.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and resinous with soft, rolling carbonation. Finishes a bit sticky and dry, with the perfect amount of bitterness. Aftertaste is earthy, bitter, and long-lasting.

Drinkability: Have I achieved nirvana? My mind is at ease. I crave nothing; care for nothing. Oh shit, the can's empty. Dammit. I could really go for some more Wet. Thank Buddha, I've got two more cans of nirvana replenishment in the fridge. Ohhhmmmm...

ThreeWiseMen, Oct 23, 2010
Photo of mnbrewery
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: (10/12)
The smell of fresh/wet hops hit the nose, first. The first thing to pop in my head is of a west-coast IPA. Citrusy nose, with some black pepper as well / some earthiness. Not a hop bomb on the nose, though.

Appearance: (3/3)
The Golden Ale is very clear and has a perfect golden hue for this style. Very clear and golden-hued. Obvious filtration utilized. Poured about a one-fingered head from the 16 oz. can. Head does dissipate quite quickly.

Flavor: (18/20)
Nice maltiness here to balance the hops. I get the malts on the front to middle of the tongue, the hops come to the forefront on the back end and at the aftertaste. Extremely fresh-tasting - as it was canned, yesterday.

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Some stickiness / dankness here; really nice. Very clean, with a light body.

Overall Impression: (9/10)
Extremely fresh and green-tasting. Reminiscent of the Furious backbone/malt. This isn't an uber hop bomb, but is extremely clean and refreshing. I have to try this on tap! On cask would be amazing....!

TOTAL: 45/50

mnbrewery, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another wonderful IPA from Surly. Beer is amber and clear with moderate carbonation and a big white head of small and medium bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is super hoppy, lots of piny, its really strong, smells awesome.

Beer is light and dry with monster hops in there. The hop flavors dominate both the front and the mid palate. The dryness leaves this lingering bitterness to the whole thing. Its wonderful, dangerously drinkable, the bitterness is growing with every sip. Its very wonderful. One of my favorite IPA. This is slightly unfortunate since I can't get much of it.

drabmuh, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of brewdub17
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Beautiful clear coppery, brass body lays beneath a thick, fluffy white/off-white head.

Smell: Dry malts combine with a slight hop freshness and is followed with slight but notable bits of sweetness, nothing too powerful. A little shocking to not find as powerful of an aroma as expected.

Taste: Very fresh tastes are found up front and complement well with the solid dryness and the subtle sweet tones from the malts. A little unbalanced towards the hop side but enjoyable for that reason, considering the style.

Mouthfeel: This brew does not bring out the expected mouthfeel from the malts but still feels splendid with the fresh hop characteristics.

Drinkability: The freshness that is created is unique and desirable.Very crisp, clean tastes with minimal amounts of alcohol flavor create an extremely drinkable beer.

brewdub17, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of beeeeeer
4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got a 4 pack of Surly Wet in Apple Valley last night. Light brown hue, and poured with ample head. Great soft mouth feel with light citrus resign-y flavor. Guy at the store told me to drink 'em fast they dont keep. That won't be a problem. Spendy but worth it.

beeeeeer, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of joshuaseresse
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 10-11-2010. Consumed 10-12-2010. Poured into a pint glass:

A - golden amber. Lots of bubbles and carbonation. Initial pour produces thick, white foam head about a finger thick. Head dissipates into thin white foam cap. Lacing retention is good.

S - nice aroma of pine and citrus flavors. Sweet. I guess you could call it "fresh."

T - Very fresh and tasty. Not really bitter but has a bitter bite. Pine and huge citrus fruit flavors. Grapefruit, orange and lemon peel. Kind of earthy. Refreshing.

M - not over the top carbonated but the carbonation holds out well. Very smooth and pleasant. Leaves a nice bitter, dry after taste/feeling in the mouth and gums. Very good.

D - Awesome. I really wish I bought more. Very smooth and goes down easy. Very, very fresh and refreshing. A good take on a west coast IPA. Well done, Surly.

joshuaseresse, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of shawnp
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can poured into a pint glass. Canned date: 10/12/10.

Pours a nice, clear and deep gold color, with about an inch of an off white head, lasting a short amount of time. Lacing was very good throughout consumption.

Floral aroma with citrus well blended. The scent of hops was extremely evident.

Good carbonation, not too much and not too little, just about right. Mouthfeel was smooth in and down. Taste is exceptional, with an abundant hop presence and a grapefruit and floral note. Wet has a good bitterness on the backside.

Wet can be an extremely sessionable beer. I found wet to be more hoppy than I'm used to, but it didn't bother me. I really enjoyed Wet. I would drink this on a regular basis if offered year round. Another very good brew from Surly.

shawnp, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of bennetj17
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10-11-10, 1 week ago today! Ultra clear appearance, more on the golden side for an IPA. Lots of sudsy white foam leaving behind a nice lace. Well balanced aroma with a bright hoppiness leading the way. Less citrus than expected, it's more of an earthy/grassy smell with a spicy bite. There is a grainy malt note present also that borders on a toasted nut character. Not too intense but rather inviting.

The taste is clean with more hop dominance, followed by a hefty bitter finish. Again the hops are very grassy and dry-like. It's not the west-coast IPA I expected, not the overly heavy syrupy orange/grapefruit hops. No, this one stays clean and crisp, more like a Sierra Nevada style IPA. Unfortunately some of the complexity hinted at in the aroma gets lost in the flavor, although it is still very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is crisp, with perfect carbonation. It's not too thick or syrupy like some of these IPA's tend to get.

This is a perfect late summer or fall beer. With it's sunny appearance and dry bitter finish, I picture a late September afternoon in Iowa, with the cornfields all but turned golden brown. Really glad I got to try this fresh, wish I had more...

bennetj17, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of dougofthefuture
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned one week ago, and this is my last one. So sad...

A. Thick creamy head on a bright amber body. Fairly transparent.

S. Tons of mouth watering citrus. Pineapple in particular comes to mind. There is a perfect balance of bright sweetness to balance the aggressive hop level.

T&m. This instantly hits on all cylinders. Explosion of citric hops up front. Creamy body allows it to linger. Just enough resiny hop taste to make it chewy, but not thick enough to take away from its approachability. Assertive alcohol bite fits well on the finish.

D. Due to the style, this will never be a year round offering of course. This is too bad, because it would definitely be a beer I would come back to often (probably on the same day) if it was easier to come by. An amazing beer for sure.

dougofthefuture, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of JackieTH
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned/bottled: 10/11/10 "Get Wet"

Appearance: Atypical yellow-orange but with a big fluffy white foam head that fades quickly.

Smell: Grassy, fresh citrus hop, tropical fruit, some subtle sweetness..yes hoppy...

Taste: Fleeting tropical pineapple sweetness with big dominating citrus and secondary pine hop presence that together are successfully but barely restrained by a sweet malty backbone. Overall Wet comes together very nicely leaves me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, balanced.

Drinkability: It's hoppy flavorful but not a hop bomb. Very tasty. Not as grassy as I remember 'Wet all the Way' from 2010 brew review. Oh, yes, it's expensive, so think of this as a high-brow Surly Furious.

Wet 2012: 100% Simcoe hops. Huge fluffy head over a golden body. Very nice sheets of lace. Smell and taste are virtually identical. Citrus, resin and garlicky hop flavor. Loads of flavor. Moderate bitterness but enough malt sweetness to make this one quaffable. Solid body, good carbonation, creamy feel and refreshing. The garlic-onion flavones give me a pause for a half second, but its so damn balanced and delicious.

Wet 2013: centennial & cascade hops. Bright golden beer with a small white cap and minimal lace. Smells of lemons, fresh cut hay and biscuits. Taste is faint citrus, grassy, lemony, lightly sweet, biscuits, mild bitterness. Medium light body, medium carbonation, clean finish, nicely balanced. Wet isn't over the top bitter, it's all about fresh hop flavor, and it's very good.

JackieTH, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 10-17-10
Reviewed cold from a Can to a glass

A - Poured a finger of foam, nice layer of lacing, lots of carbonation present, pale orange in color. Very clear brew!

S - Potent hop aroma, citrus notes with very little malt flavor

T/M - Hops and citrus, a clean refreshing brew. Medium bodied, crisp hop bitterness but not over powering. Smooth tasting brew at finish

D - Great tasting brew, another winner from Surly. It didn't go down like a hop bomb but the hops of course were very present. An overall great experience for me. I highly recommend this brew and will have it again! Try and get some before it is gone for the year!

FreshmanPour77, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of Buebie
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

4 packed grabbed from Heritage for $15 this past saturday. Can date of 10/11/10 with a stamp reading 'get wet'.

Poured semi rigorously from the can into a full pint glass. About an inch of white head forms. Good retention, very slow to recede. Hop cones do work son, in providing great retention, foam and a nice lace display...rings all the way.
Color is a quite pale, golden amber, transparent.
Aroma is dank, large amount of citrus hops, sweet malt, just hop pungency.
Flavors mimicking aroma nicely. Sweet upfront with large hop presence, citric fruit, bittering pine and dank weed, with malt alongside to balance.
Excellent flavors from this beer. Bittering nicely through the finish, pairing with semi sweet malt flavors and fruity hops/ dank weed and drying towards the end. God this is good.
Full flavored all the way.
Feel is slick, yet carbonation bites.

Excellent beer. Love it! Drinkability is terrific, hops don't obliterate and alcohol is non existent in aroma nor flavor. A bit spendy but well worth it.

Buebie, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of younger35
4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a 4-pack of this stuff from Edina Liquors for $15.99. Pricy but worth it this year. Drank from my Minneapolis Town Hall weizen glass while watching the Desperation Bowl (Dallas vs. Minnesota).

Appearance- Pours a light crystal clear yellowish orange with a decent half finger fluffy off-white head. The head actually disappears fairly quickly and no lacing or head is left what-so-ever.
Smell- Very fresh and super fruity with hints of mango and pineapple right from the pfffttt of the can. Almost a green apple like scent as well and I almost always get a sort of light vegetable thing on the Wet Hopped brews. It's not bad, it's just really the only way I can describe it.
Taste- Nice light bitterness upfront along with a somewhat subdued fruitiness. Some hoppy peach notes along with a touch of pineapple and mango. The beer is actually a bit more intensely flavored than most Wet Hopped brews. The bitterness grows and but is quickly cut off by a surprisingly noticeable biscuit malt finish. The malt adds just the lightest touch of caramel in the finish.
Mouthfeel- Light body with a nice tinge of carbonation that is spot on.
Drinkability- I really like Wet this year a lot. Last year's was a bit boozy and just sort of out of whack. This years is freaking spot on delicious. Everything is right in balance (for a bitter, hoppy IPA anyways) and it's a wonderfully enjoyable beer.

younger35, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of morimech
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 10/11/10

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. A little sticky lacing is left on the glass. The most surprising thing about the appearance is the almost total lack of carbonation bubbles. Wow does this beer ever smell heavenly. Full on hop goodness. Hints of pine and grapefruit. More woodsy than fruity. The flavor did not capture my attention like the aroma had done. I am not a huge fan of most harvest ales as they are too one dimensional for my tastes, and this one is venturing into that territory. There is a little malt sweetness in the background but otherwise it is a mouthfull of pine and grapefruit. A little medicinal in the finish. Bitterness does not feel as high as what is claimed. Almost like Abrasive Ale in that regard. Very low carbonation. Just enough to liven the beer a little. Seems to work on these high IBU beers. I found this more drinkable than some other IPAs that go this route. The little malt that I did taste, helps this go down easier.

morimech, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of Timmah11
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into an over-sized wine glass. Canned on 13-Oct-2010, reviewed on 16-Oct-2010.

A- Pours a clear light orange. Medium head that dissipates quickly. Heavy lacing left on glass as beer is consumed. Low carbonation.

S - Fresh hops of course. Grapefruit and other citrus flavors dominate more than any pine scent. Nice smell but not as strong as I would have expected.

T- Very nice. The grapefruit taste is dominate. As well balanced as a fresh hopped beer can be. Very West Coast styled.

M- Great smooth mouthfeel. Perfect amount of bitterness that should be expected for the style.

D- Easy drinking and delicious.

Timmah11, Oct 17, 2010
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.